Guerilla garden

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We got some serious clearing of the overgrown garden at the Mews in Fallowfield done on Monday – for some reason the focus had been entirely on containers so far, and not on… Continue reading

Aquatic plants at Platt Fields

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The aquatic plants at Platt Fields had been sitting in their containers for quite some time, so our first job was to divid up some of the root balls. We added some of the… Continue reading

Hedging day at Moss Side Peace Gardens

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We started the process of laying the hedge along the East side of Moss Side Peace Gardens. The aim of this is twofold: to make a better habitat for birds and small mammals,… Continue reading

All about our Carnforth Street ‘Pocket Park’ Open Day, 17th of March 2012

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After looking for local places with potential to be community gardens, we thought Carnforth St had bags of potential, but looked very neglected. After measuring and mapping the site, we contact the local council officer… Continue reading

This Saturday! 21st April, Moss Side Peace Garden

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This Saturday 11am-3pm, workday on Moss Side Peace Gardens. Is at junction of Moss Lane East, Maine Road & Lloyd Street. We will be laying a hedge, and filling up some raised beds… Continue reading

Trellis making workshop at Carnforth Street (slideshow)

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We managed to source locally harvested bamboo and hazel, and to carry it using very low carbon transport  – rather heavily laden transport, as you can see! We brought a range of different… Continue reading

Bug Hunt at Carnforth Street (slideshow)

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We had a great turnout and lots of enthusiasm from the kids who took part in the bug hunt. We had Insect ID cards and magnifying glasses to help with the search.

Bird boxing

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On the 3rd of March, we put up the boxes built by the members of the Peace Gardens group. And then, having remembered what fun climbing trees is, we carried on climbing trees… Continue reading

Peace in the garden

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 Crocuses form the first wave of bulbs to come up, some planted by us. Lots of seeds in, coldframes starting to fill up ready for a busy spring!

Moss Side Peace Garden

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We met Anne who is part of the group over-seeing the development of the Moss Side Peace Gardens, and did a bit of tidying while we talked. Anne also printed us out the… Continue reading